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DruX

join:2010-08-18
South Bend, IN

Frontier phone line repair job

Was at work surveying meters (I work for the local natural gas company), and came upon this gem of a repair job by Frontier. A 100 pair cable has been spliced into this pedestal in ex-Verizon territory. The cable runs across the sidewalk, up a tree, across the street, and down a tree on the other side, where it disappears into the ground.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDEnjhhp22A


battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000

You can't win for losing. Looks like there were probably two choices.

1. Tell everyone to wait for someone to come along and dig the road up and replace the cable.

2. Do a temporary job that gets the effected customers backup until a cable crew can fix it correctly.

Either way people are going to bitch.....
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.


bemis

join:2008-07-18
Reading, MA
reply to DruX

No comment on the phone thing, but that's a cool piano you have.


doubleohwhat

join:2008-10-25
Birmingham, AL
reply to DruX

I don't really see what the issue with this is. It's obviously a temporary solution. I've seen temporary lines just ran across roads before. So kudos to these guys for getting it in the air away from vehicle tires.


TheMG
Premium
join:2007-09-04
Canada
kudos:3
reply to DruX

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get the services back up.

As long as the temporary repair doesn't become permanent, it's fine.